I was thinking today about hip surgery. My friend is having hip surgery and I was telling her that when I was 34 years old I had major hip reconstruction. It wasn’t a replacement but they reshaped my own hip and femur bones to hopefully withstand and stay useful for many years. It worked. I am 44 now and my hips are working perfectly. I hoped I had encouraged her for her upcoming surgery as well. Surgery is scary even if it’s straightforward. So speaking of my age (and my hip is 10 but the rest of me is getting up there) LOL! So I thought I would share with you a trick to speeding up the aging process for brass! So you can get a fun antique look on new brass or speed up the process on older brass.
- Vinegar (amount depends on the size of the project you’re working with)
- Soft Lint Free Cloth
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instructions for aging brass quickly
- Start with Vinegar
Pour a little vinegar in the bottom of your container.
- Add in Salt
Add a few pinches of salt.
- Apply Solution
Dip your paintbrush in the salt and vinegar solution and paint it all over the bronze or brass that you’d like to tarnish.
- Solution Tip:
You can submerge your entire piece in the solution as well but don’t let it stay long or it will age too much.
- Rinse and Dry
Remove from the solution and rinse with water immediately and dry with a soft lint free cloth.
- Voila! That’s it!
perfectly aged brass without surgery or reconstructing a hip!
I love what this aged brass look adds to a space. Now that you can do it in a fraction of the time – why not?